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Anonymous
July 28, 2005 7:22:03 AM

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When trying to Import favourites in the Export Wizard, I am asked to Import
from a file or address, and a default automatic file is offered. This file is
“C:\Documents and Settings\[username]My Documents\bookmark.htm�. When I press
the browse button under where this address appears, the Select Bookmark File
page appears. The default file name is bookmark (file type HTML). If I click
on the arrow next to the default file name I get given a list of choices.
These choices all have the format “C:\Documents and Settings\[username]My
Documents\***\***\ …�. Some of these folders no longer exist.

How can I remove them from the list in the drop down menu in Import/Export
Wizard?

I am also given a choice under “save as type� in the Import/Export wizard of
two different file types i.e. “HTML� and “All�. If I choose the “All� option,
the list of file options under the HTML disappear, but a new option list of
file names appear. They include recently downloaded exe. Files, and Word
documents that I have recently attached to e-mails. I would like to empty
both types of files, in fact, I would like to clear this history altogether.

Thank you.
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 11:25:39 PM

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Hi Paddy,

Clearing the Recent documents history should clear the MRU of Common Dialogs
as well. If not, post back.

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Paddy, UK" <PaddyUK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:52478CE0-DC20-4EFF-8163-15BFA25F0EBD@microsoft.com...
> When trying to Import favourites in the Export Wizard, I am asked to
> Import
> from a file or address, and a default automatic file is offered. This file
> is
> “C:\Documents and Settings\[username]My Documents\bookmark.htm�. When
> I press
> the browse button under where this address appears, the Select Bookmark
> File
> page appears. The default file name is bookmark (file type HTML). If I
> click
> on the arrow next to the default file name I get given a list of choices.
> These choices all have the format “C:\Documents and
> Settings\[username]My
> Documents\***\***\ …�. Some of these folders no longer exist.
>
> How can I remove them from the list in the drop down menu in Import/Export
> Wizard?
>
> I am also given a choice under “save as type� in the Import/Export
> wizard of
> two different file types i.e. “HTML� and “All�. If I choose the
> “All� option,
> the list of file options under the HTML disappear, but a new option list
> of
> file names appear. They include recently downloaded exe. Files, and Word
> documents that I have recently attached to e-mails. I would like to empty
> both types of files, in fact, I would like to clear this history
> altogether.
>
> Thank you.
>
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 11:25:40 PM

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Thanks Ramesh. I appreciate your response. I had already emptied the “c: /
Documents and settings / [username] / recent� folder before posting. I have
just re-emptied that folder again. I’m afraid that it didn’t work. I have
again also emptied the “c:/ Documents and Settings / [username] / Application
data / Microsoft / Office / Recent� folder, and that didn’t work either. I
have cleared my history by running IEHistoryView (downloaded from the
Internet to solve this and other problems), and this was also not the
solution.
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Anonymous
July 29, 2005 1:58:43 PM

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Paddy,

This is the procedure I was referring to, earlier.

Display, Use, and Clear "My Recent Documents" on the Start Menu in Windows
XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307875

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Paddy, UK" <PaddyUK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EDEA22D2-D303-4918-A72B-C2A7242F5958@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Ramesh. I appreciate your response. I had already emptied the “c:
> /
> Documents and settings / [username] / recent� folder before posting. I
> have
> just re-emptied that folder again. I’m afraid that it didn’t work. I
> have
> again also emptied the “c:/ Documents and Settings / [username] /
> Application
> data / Microsoft / Office / Recent� folder, and that didn’t work
> either. I
> have cleared my history by running IEHistoryView (downloaded from the
> Internet to solve this and other problems), and this was also not the
> solution.
Anonymous
July 29, 2005 1:58:44 PM

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It worked. Thank you. Paddy.

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Paddy,
>
> This is the procedure I was referring to, earlier.
>
> Display, Use, and Clear "My Recent Documents" on the Start Menu in Windows
> XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307875
>
> --
> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Paddy, UK" <PaddyUK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EDEA22D2-D303-4918-A72B-C2A7242F5958@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks Ramesh. I appreciate your response. I had already emptied the “c:
> > /
> > Documents and settings / [username] / recent� folder before posting. I
> > have
> > just re-emptied that folder again. I’m afraid that it didn’t work. I
> > have
> > again also emptied the “c:/ Documents and Settings / [username] /
> > Application
> > data / Microsoft / Office / Recent� folder, and that didn’t work
> > either. I
> > have cleared my history by running IEHistoryView (downloaded from the
> > Internet to solve this and other problems), and this was also not the
> > solution.
>
>
Anonymous
July 29, 2005 4:31:54 PM

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You're welcome Paddy.

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Paddy, UK" <PaddyUK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:20464BB7-3FA4-4D20-BE8F-6FC55007D826@microsoft.com...
> It worked. Thank you. Paddy.
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Paddy,
>>
>> This is the procedure I was referring to, earlier.
>>
>> Display, Use, and Clear "My Recent Documents" on the Start Menu in
>> Windows
>> XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307875
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
!